Sep 1, 2018

Fox School, Temple University, appoints Rubin and Airoldi

IMS Fellow Don Rubin, IMS member Edo Airoldi, and Vishesh Karwa, have all joined the Department of Statistical Science at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Donald B. Rubin, professor of statistics at Yau Mathematics Center, Tsinghua University, and professor emeritus at Harvard University, has been appointed Murray Schusterman Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Statistical Science in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Don is a fellow/member/honorary member of the Woodrow Wilson Society, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Statistical Institute, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, European Association of Methodology, the British Academy, and the US National Academy of Sciences. He has authored or co-authored about 450 publications (including 10 books), has four joint patents, and is one of the most highly cited authors in the world, with nearly 250,000 citations

Edoardo M. Airoldi will join the Department in fall 2018 as the Millard E. Gladfelter Professor of Statistics and Data Science. He will also serve as director of the Fox School’s Data Science Center. Edo comes from Harvard University, where he served since 2009 as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Statistics. He founded the Harvard Laboratory for Applied Statistics and Data Science and served as director there until 2017. Additionally, he has held visiting positions at MIT, Yale University, and Microsoft Research, and served as a research associate at Princeton University. A distinguished researcher, Edo has authored more than 140 publications with over 12,000 citations. His work focuses on statistical theory and methods for designing and analyzing experiments on large networks and, more generally, on modeling and inferential issues that arise in analyses that leverage network data in some way.

Vishesh Karwa also joined the department as an assistant professor. He is also a Patrick J. McGovern Research Fellow at the Simons Institute, Berkeley.

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